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WE ARE HIRING A COUNCIL COORDINATOR


TERMS OF REFERENCE (TOR) FOR THE COUNCIL COORDINATOR.

1.BACKGROUND

YOUNG & ALIVE INITIATIVE

We are a community of young professionals, passionate about advancing sexual reproductive health and rights within our societies and beyond. Since 2017, we have been operating as a non-profit feminist organization registered in Tanzania by the name ‘Young and Alive Initiative (YAI)’.

Our vision is to see a society where young people have full access of all Sexual Reproductive Health information and Services and can exercise their rights.


We are doing that by mobilizing adolescents and youth for solid and supportive Sexual Reproductive Health & Rights systems.

Our approach is leveraging our own talents and skills such as innovation, art and ICT to advocate, build capacity and change behaviors to ensure youth’s access to Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights services and information.


ABOUT THE BRIGHT PROJECT

The Building Rights for Improved Girls' Health in Tanzania (BRIGHT) Project targets all 8 councils of Tabora region and is implemented by Nutrition International (NI) in partnership with the Government of Tanzania as well as Engender Health (EH), Young and Alive Initiative (YAI). The BRIGHT project is implemented over a seven-year period and funded by the Government of Canada through Global Affairs Canada (GAC).


Using youth-centered, feminist and rights-based approach, the BRIGHT project aims to integrate adolescent sexual and reproductive health (SRH), and nutrition care practices and interventions. It is designed to provide young and/or pregnant girls an integrated package of SRH and nutrition services, including family planning/contraception; gender-based violence (SGBV) prevention and protective services; adolescent friendly antenatal, postnatal and post abortion care; nutrition support and counselling and the promotion of life skills.


2. PURPOSE OF THE POSITION

The Council Coordinator under the leadership of the BRIGHT Project Officer-Adolescents engagement and in collaboration with other key stakeholders will be responsible for coordinating the planning and implementation of BRIGHT project activities at the council level.


In collaboration with the BRIGHT to deliver the project objectives; will support in the designing and implementation of the adolescent engagement strategy and ensure adolescents receive integrated adolescent friendly services; will strengthen the provision of ASRH, Nutrition, GBV prevention and management services for the target population. The Council Coordinator will support day to day implementation of activities at the council level in creating demand for the services.


KEY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

2.1 Project Develop & Planning

  • Collaborate closely with the council Management Team to establish and support an Peer network and facilitate the formation and maintenance of adolescent groups.

  • Work closely with BRIGHT nutrition project officer, ASRH, Gender advisor and the MEAL team to implement activity at the council level.

  • Prepare monthly, quarterly, and annual activity plans and ensure effective implementation monitoring and provide monthly updates in close collaboration with BRIGHT technical team.

  • Work closely with adolescent champions identified from each council and provide proper guidance on how to lead other youth in the council.

  • Supervise, guide and train peers on BRIGHT project deliverables at the council level.

  • Collaborate closely with Council Management Teams in council planning, monitoring and evaluation meetings, as well as reporting.

  • Compile challenges and lessons learned from the implementation of BRIGHT Project at the council level.

2.2 Project Implementation & Management

  • Facilitate implementation of project activities on SRH and nutrition in assigned councils of Tabora region.

  • Coordinate and oversee the execution of adolescent mobilization and demand creation activities related to ASRH and nutrition in the assigned councils, utilizing digital technology, music, and art skills.

  • Facilitate implementation of ASRH and nutrition related adolescent mobilization/demand creation activities in assigned councils using digital technology, music, and art skills.

2.3 Project Monitoring, Evaluation & Reporting

  • Collect and compile the monthly project progress reports and submit to the project leadership for further reporting.

  • Support the development of quarterly, semi-annual, and annual reports as required, detailing the performance of the project in assigned councils.

  • Collect feedback from assigned councils on implementation of project strategies and provide technical support and corrective actions, when necessary.

2.4 Knowledge Management

  • Support documentation of best practices and lessons learned from the implementation of the BRIGHT Project at the council level.

2.5 External Relations

  • Maintain a good working relationship with actors involved in ASRHR and nutrition programs in Tabora region.

  • Additional duties and responsibilities commensurate with skills and experience may be required by the supervisor.

3. QUALIFICATION

  • A Bachelor ’s degree in social sciences, public health and/or Nutrition

  • At-least 3 years of Experience on Adolescent sexual and reproductive health and/or Nutrition

  • 3 years of experience working with NGOs/CSOs/FBOs in the field of public health and nutrition

  • Experience in project implementation/supervision, monitoring and evaluation.

  • Good knowledge and understanding of ASRHR and nutrition.

  • Experience working with local government authorities including Regional and Health management councils in Tanzania.

4. LANGUAGE

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills in English.

5. OTHER ADDITIONAL SKILLS / REQUIREMENTS

  • Team player, good communicator, and interpersonal skills, fluent in speaking English and Swahili and skilled networker.

  • High organizational ability and excellent time management skills

  • Strong project management skills

  • Experience in using participatory methodology in training and capacity development.

  • Good presentation skills

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

  • Good basic computer and internet skills.

  • Good report writing skills.

  • Being a resident of Tabora or having knowledge of the region is an added advantage.

6. Remunerations:

Payments will be negotiated according to the agreed time of work.


Interested applicants should send the CV only to info@youngandalive.org before September 8, 2023

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